Evans planning December return, still at 205

by Franklin McNeil | source: espn.com

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans told ESPN.com on Friday that he plans to return to action in December.

Evans said he is in talks with UFC officials about his return date and a potential opponent, neither of which have yet been finalized. If a December date isn't reached, Evans expects to step back in the Octagon sometime in January.

"I'm using this cut to see how far I can get (the weight) down," said Evans, who has not fought since April 21 when he dropped a unanimous decision to current 205-pound titleholder Jon Jones. "I'd like to get on the scale somewhere around 201, like (Lyoto) Machida did. I'm using this fight to get my weight down and keep it under control.

"Afterward it might be easier for me to go down to 185."

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Tom O'Bedlam site profile image  

9/29/12 1:59 PM by Tom O'Bedlam

Ok, so explain the leap from "Rashad just wanted to make it to a decision" to "Jones wanted to make it to a decision".

Nick Fury site profile image  

9/28/12 8:23 PM by Nick Fury

Suga gonna dig in dat ass.

HenryO site profile image  

9/28/12 7:13 PM by HenryO

Rashad was tentative as hell in that Jones fight, did nothing but defend. Took no risks at all

Farewell Brock site profile image  

9/28/12 7:10 PM by Farewell Brock

Rashad did everything in his power to not engage in a war in that fight. That's why it went to a decision.

KZTT_FawkingxD site profile image  

9/28/12 6:52 PM by KZTT_FawkingxD

Omg. Evans vs lil nog!!! Ita so obvious!!!

HenryO site profile image  

9/28/12 6:16 PM by HenryO

Enough of the rematches

epic hero site profile image  

9/28/12 6:04 PM by epic hero


DoomFarmer site profile image  

9/28/12 5:40 PM by DoomFarmer

This whole "Fear the beard" thing doesn't seem to be taking off for you the way you want it to.

MMAFriedRice site profile image  

9/28/12 5:36 PM by MMAFriedRice

Evans vs shogun/Gustaffson. Or if he doesn't wanna wait, Evans vs Machida rematch.

HenryO site profile image  

9/28/12 5:05 PM by HenryO

Rashad/LIl Nog makes sense